Important Dates and Deadlines
June 4, 2013 - Application opens for Fall 2014 for Amarillo and Abilene locations. Both the primary PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin Application can be completed at the same time. You do not have to wait to start the supplemental Merlin application. It is important to submit both applications and all documents as early as possible.
September 3, 2013 - Early Decision application deadline. See *IMPORTANT: EARLY DECISION... below. September 2013 is the last PCAT test date accepted for Early Decision Applications. Unofficial preliminary September PCAT scores received on the day of the test must be scanned/emailed within 48 hours of the day of the test to email@example.com (or faxed to 806-356-4017) for September PCAT scores to be used for the Early Admissions Program. Both the primary PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin Application are required. Prerequisites do not have to be totally completed prior to applying to the Early Decision Program.
September-October 2013 - Early Decision Program interviews and offers.
November 1, 2013 - International student deadline. Please see International Students section for additional requirements and documents.
December 2, 2013 - This deadline includes U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. This deadline is for the primary PharmCAS application and the supplemental Merlin application. Prerequisites do not have to be totally completed prior to applying to the Early Decision Program.
January 2014 - This is the last PCAT test date accepted for Fall 2014 Admissions Application. Note: PCAT’s taken prior to June 2011 will not be accepted. The October 2013 and November 2013 PCAT will be accepted. October and November 2013 and January 2014 unofficial preliminary PCAT scores received on the day of the test must be scanned/emailed within 48 hours of the day of the test to firstname.lastname@example.org (or faxed to 806-356-4017) for these test dates to be considered for Regular Decision. All official PCAT scores should be sent to PharmCAS.
Interview Dates - 2014 (Dates subject to change)
January 10 in Amarillo and Abilene
January 24 in Amarillo and Abilene
January 31 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 7 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 14 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 21 in Amarillo and Abilene
February 28 in Amarillo and Abilene
March 7 in Amarillo and Abilene
March 14 in Amarillo and Abilene
March 21 in Amarillo and Abilene
May 1, 2014 - All final Admission Offers Made
May 23, 2014 - Deadline for completion of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Physics, General Biology, Microbiology, 3000—level human-based science course and Calculus
July 25, 2014 - Deadline for completion of remaining prerequisites (Statistics, Economics, Public Speaking, English Comp I and II, Literature, and Humanities/Social Sciences.
*IMPORTANT: EARLY DECISION - SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
The Texas Tech School of Pharmacy offers Early Decision Program (EDP) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an EDP applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information on EDP eligibility requirements.
The EDP application deadline is September 3, 2013. In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all of your official transcripts and fee by September 3. If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your file from early decision status to regular status.
You may be offered early admission, denied admission or deferred to regular applicant status.
If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and you will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions.
If, however, you are denied admission as an EDP applicant, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule PharmCAS Instructions for the Fall 2014 Entering Class to determine the cost to apply to each additional program. PharmCAS institutions will make admission decisions on early decision applicants by late October 2013.